Florence One is a 284-square mile area located in Florence County, South Carolina. It encompasses all or part of several communities , as well as the City of Florence, serving over 75,000 residents. Florence One is an award-winning school district with over 16,000 students and over 2,000 employees. Florence One has 14 elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools, a career center, child develoment centers, an adult and community education center as well as other programs to meet the special needs of children.
Florence One is governed by a nine member Board of Trustees which meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Florence One Administration Building which is located at 319 South Dargan Street. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
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Florence One Schools Closed for Solar Eclipse
Florence School District One will be closed August 21 to allow students and their families the opportunity to experience the 2017 solar eclipse. The Board of Trustees approved this closing date when it approved the 2017-18 school calendar earlier this year.
Florence One Science Coordinator Susan Rhodes said, “Throughout the region there are many eclipse-related events leading up to and during the solar eclipse. Florence will experience 99% totality, while the Columbia and Charleston areas will experience 100% totality. In Florence, the start of the partial eclipse begins at 1:15 p.m., with maximum eclipse at 2:45 p.m and the end of the partial eclipse at 4:07 p.m..” Rhodes outlined what the school district has planned to educate teachers and students about the August 21st event:
An information card/bookmark pinhole projector (donated to Florence One Schools by the Francis Marion Department (FMU) of Astronomy through a NASA grant) along with an information sheet about safely viewing the eclipse will be given to each student on Friday, August 18.
Teachers will have access to presentations, lesson plans, and activities, which they can use to educate their students about the eclipse.
During the Professional Practices Conference for teachers on August 14th, Dr. Jeannette Myers, Professor of Astronomy FMU, will offer several sessions about the eclipse.
Registration for the 2017-18 School Year Set
Registration for the 2017-18 school year for students in Florence School District One will take place July 31-August 4 for high school students and August 2-3 for elementary and middle school students.
Registration for elementary and middle school students will be held Wednesday and Thursday, August 2nd and August 3rd. All elementary and middle schools will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for registration.
Registration for South Florence High and for West Florence High school students will be held Monday through Thursday, with registration for seniors on Monday, July 31st ; for juniors on Tuesday, August 1st; for sophomores on Wednesday, August 2nd, and for freshmen on Thursday, August 3rd. Make up registration day for both schools is August 4th. (South Florence will hold the make-up registration from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon on August 4th).
Wilson High registration dates and times are as follows: Tuesday, August 1st for seniors from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, August 2nd for sophomores and juniors from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; and Thursday, August 3rd for freshmen, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 4th is make-up registration day.
Schools may extend the registration times to be available for parents who cannot register their children during designated school hours. Parents should register students at the school where they are zoned. Contact the attendance and zoning office for zoning information at 843.673.1164. The Florence One Office of Attendance and Zoning is located at 412 S. Dargan Street. The first day of school for students is Thursday, August 17th.
Grade K-8 Reconfiguration
The Florence School District One Board of Trustees and administration began discussions on the reconfiguration of grades for our elementary and middle schools last September. The current elementary and middle school grade configurations are:
Four grades K-4 Elementary Schools
Nine grades K-6 Elementary Schools
One grades 5 & 6 Intermediate School
Three grades 7-8 Middle Schools
The Board is discussing the following configurations:
Thirteen grades K-5 Elementary Schools
Four grades 6-8 Middle Schools
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November 6, 2017
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Parent Conference - Early Dismissal for Students